The T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to start on September 17 in Oman and the UAE, and participants will be setting their best effort forward to win the title. In similarly, former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif stated that India and England look to be the 2 most balanced teams prior to the mega event. Here we have discussed on What Latif Says About IND And END Teams.
What Latif Says About IND And END Teams?
The West Indies are the defending T20 World Cup winners, having won the title in 2016. Latif believes that the West Indies will always be a difficult side that can perform marvels at any moment. Discussing Pakistan, the former cricketer stated that he would not write them off since they have the potential to surprise many and change the tempo of the game.
“India and England appear to be the most balanced sides in the tournament while West Indies always remain a dangerous side but I wouldn’t write Pakistan off as if they click, they could gain momentum and surprise many people,” said Rashid Latif.
If changes are made it means selectors failed to do their jobs properly: Rashid Latif
Addressing Pakistan, they got a lot of criticism after naming their team and are likely prepared to make alterations. The ICC has allowed all nations till October 10 to make changes to their finalized lineups. Latif, on the other hand, had suggested that if Pakistan has to modify its 15-member team, chief selector Mohammad Wasim should quit because he underperformed at his position in the first place.
“Now if they go ahead and make changes in the main 15-member squad then the chief selector must ethically resign and so should the other selectors. Because they are responsible for selecting the squad and if changes are made it means they failed to do their jobs properly the first time around,” said Latif earlier.
Pakistan’s finalized team received intense criticism for failing to include experienced hitters like Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, and opening batsman Fakhar Zaman (reserves). Pakistan will face India in their first encounter on 24th October at Dubai International Stadium, led by Babar Azam.